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MH-E 7.1 released
MH-E 7.1 released
Wed, 08 Jan 2003 16:15:35 -0800
[This release has already been checked into the Emacs CVS repository.]
X-Mailer: MH-E 7.1+cvs; nmh 1.0.4+dev; Emacs 21.2
MH-E is the GNU Emacs front end for MH. Version 7.1 includes the new
features of multiple identities and alias completion, and indexed
searching has been revamped. Various other features have been added and
a few bugs were fixed. Read on for more details.
Project home page at: http://mh-e.sourceforge.net/.
* Changes in MH-E 7.1
This release includes the new features of multiple identities and
alias completion. In addition, indexed searching has been revamped.
Various other features have been added and a few bugs were fixed.
** New Features in MH-E 7.1
*** Multiple Identities
MH-E now supports multiple identities (closes SF #628782). That means
that you can have different From and Organization header fields (or
any other header field of your choice) as well as different signatures
depending on your context. Usually, the contexts are home and work.
Add your identities to the variable `mh-identity-list' and set the
default identity with the variable `mh-identity-default'. Your
identity can be switched on the fly by using the Identity menu or by
calling "M-x mh-insert-identity RET".
This functionality can be customized within the mh-identity group.
*** Alias Completion and Harvesting
The contributed file mh-alias.el has been rewritten and incorporated
By default, aliases are culled from the system files
"/etc/nmh/MailAliases," "/usr/lib/mh/MailAliases," and "/etc/passwd"
(see `mh-alias-system-aliases') and from your "AliasFile" MH profile
component. These aliases are then used for completion in the
minibuffer when entering addresses. Within the header of the message
draft, "M-TAB (mh-letter-complete)" is used to do alias completion.
The package also provides for alias creation based upon the From
header field of the current message. Use the lasso button
This functionality can be customized within the mh-alias group.
*** Index Folder Updates
The results of an index search "F i (mh-index-search)" are now stored
in a bona fide folder so that you can refile messages and reply to
messages directly from the result folder. This folder is a sub-folder
of +mhe-index and the name is based upon the search string (closes SF
If a prefix argument is given then the search in the current index
buffer is redone.
The index folder lists the names of the source folders as before.
However, instead of using RET on the name of the folder to visit the
folder, use "v (mh-show-index-visit-folder)" anywhere within the
results to visit that folder narrowed to the results of the search.
Additional functions have been added to navigate including "TAB
(mh-index-next-folder)", and "SHIFT-TAB (mh-index-previous-folder)."
*** mh-visit-folder Interface Updated
A change was made to the prompting of the message range. In general,
you can use the same format for messages and sequences as you can in
MH with a single exception: a single number means to scan that many
messages, rather than scan that message number. This turns out to be
much more useful than visiting a single message and is consistent with
Gnus and the MH-E speedbar (closes SF #655891).
If mh-visit-folder is called non-interactively and RANGE is nil then
all messages are displayed. This behavior is now documented and
provides backwards compatibility.
*** Threading Improvements
After incorporating new mail into a threaded folder, unseen messages
can be spread about. Two new functions have been added to make it
easier to find them: these are "M-n (mh-next-unread-msg)" and "M-p
(mh-previous-unread-msg)" (closes SF #630328)
Two new functions were added to delete and refile threads. They are "T
d (mh-thread-delete)" and "T o (mh-thread-refile)" respectively
(closes SF #630493).
In addition, the key "k" used to be bound to the function
`mh-delete-subject': it is now bound to
New functions to navigate threads include "T u (mh-thread-ancestor)",
which can jump to the root message of the current thread given an
optional argument, "T n (mh-thread-next-sibling)", and "T p
*** Refiling of Messages in Region
If mark is active and `transient-mark-mode' is enabled then all the
messages in the region are refiled.
*** vCard Handling
If a signature cannot be identified, but there is a vCard attachment,
then that vCard will be presented as a signature (closes SF #649216).
*** New Info Added to mh-version
Information about Gnus versions available at both compile time and run
time has been added.
** New Variables in MH-E 7.1
The defcustom groups were reorganized. Rather than iterate the
specific changes here, you are invited to browse the groups with "M-x
Non-nil means don't consider case significant in MH alias completion.
This is the default in plain MH, so it is the default here as well. It
can be useful to set this to t if, for example, you use lowercase
aliases for people and uppercase for mailing lists.
Non-nil means to expand aliases entered in the minibuffer. In other
words, aliases entered in the minibuffer will be expanded to the full
address in the message draft. By default, this expansion is not
Specify whether to flash the translation of the alias or warn if there
isn't a translation of the alias.
Filename to use to store new MH-E aliases. This variable can also be a
list of filenames, in which case MH-E will prompt for one of them. If
nil, the default, then MH-E will use the first file found in the
"AliasFile" component of the MH profile.
Specifies where new aliases are entered in alias files. Options are
sorted alphabetically (the default), at the top of the file or at the
If t, local users are completed in MH-E To: and Cc: prompts.
If you set this variable to a string, it will be executed to generate
a password file. A value of "ypcat passwd" is helpful if NIS is in
A list of system files from which to cull aliases. If these files are
modified, they are automatically reread. This list need include only
system aliases and the passwd file, since personal alias files listed
in your "AliasFile" MH profile component are automatically included.
Default identity to use when `mh-letter-mode' is called.
List holding MH-E identity.
Simple user interface to change `mh-invisible-headers'.
Function to call when completing outside of fields specific to
aliases. By default, it is bound to 'ispell-complete-word.
Non-nil means new folders start in threaded mode. Threading large
number of messages can be time consuming. So if the flag is non-nil
then threading will be done only if the number of messages being
threaded is less than `mh-large-folder' (closes SF #646794).
Buttons to include in MH-E folder/show toolbar.
Buttons to include in MH-E letter toolbar.
** Bug Fixes in MH-E 7.1
Call new function `mh-add-cur-notation' to undo the work of
`mh-remove-cur-notation' if there was no new mail (closes SF #647681).
No longer updates the default `mh-cmd-note' value. This resulted in
the misplacement of the current mark when the message number width
changed (closes SF #643701).
Bill Wohler <address@hidden> http://www.newt.com/wohler/ GnuPG ID:610BD9AD
Maintainer of comp.mail.mh FAQ and MH-E. Vote Libertarian!
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